Optional NEMO Software
Some software in NEMO requires third party (normally public domain) software
to be installed. Here we attempt to list some of them, and where you can
get their latest release.
fortran graphics library, with C callable routines. The
module is based on this. Note that for linux the good
have compiled versions of PGPLOT available.
- PLPLOT, a
C graphics library, loosely based on PGPLOT.
yapp_plplot.c. Unfortunately some
names of the yapp(3NEMO) interface are the same as those in plplot. See
comments in source code how to solve this.
CFITSIO, a C based FITSIO library
- SGI's GL graphics library is very popular, and several options exist
if you don't have SGI hardware:
VOGL graphics library, a mostly GL-compatible library. Although it
can be used with
as the default graphics interface, the
xyzview is a standalone graphics application
on non-SGI machines that is often used.
Other links to vogl: (note that a number of different versions of vogl
I keep my own current version of
in our anon.ftp, and you can
also pick that up, but I cannot guarentee it is the most up to date
- Clark U (SIP)
- munnary.oz.au: the official ftp site for vogl
- Ygl - another GL compatible library, hasn't been tried out yet
- Mesa - not tried out yet, as of last writing, the claim is that
it is not functional enough.
a pretty nifty free 3D stereoscopic (if you have the glasses)
can also create x3d format files
(caveat: version 1.4 works fine, a patch is needed for V2.x)
- I can also recommend installing Tcl/Tk, Tkman and rman, to
aid in displaying and parsing manual pages. The standard
X windows program xman may be sufficient though.
- HDF (Hierarchical
Data Format) is used by hdfgrid, sdsfits, fitssds, snaphdf and tsd.
For a number of architectures NCSA has
- XForms library,
many binaries distributions are also available.
- Qt widget library, for which
binary distributions are available.
- IDL, yes, you wouldn't believe i would say it, but we do have a NEMO program
snapidl that can tabulate a NEMO nbody
snapshot for IDL, in binary mode. Use
snapprint for an ASCII version.
Last updated on 15-mar-2005 by PJT.